Because women are sometimes stereotyped as the weaker sex, they become disadvantaged and don’t share many of the privileges men are given. This is why feminism is such an important matter today. Feminism is a broad social movement that strives for equality for women and seeks to end of sexism in all forms (Topics in Feminism). However, negative attitudes toward feminism have continued to exist. Feminists are often stereotyped as angry, man-hating, unattractive women who scream absurdly about their political views.
Iran has strict rules for clothes that only women have to follow. In the novel,Persepolisshows the diversity of Iranian people and how religion can go too far, making people lives worse. The war with Iraq made things wicked. Many families decided to move on, and left Iran. While others decided to stay and suffer the cruelty on many aspects during the 1980s.
These include; those who purposely refrain from outer society and those who are prejudiced by others, this is mostly due to their physical appearance. An outsider – a person who is seen as a threat to normality or isn’t perceived as the ‘norm’ and is therefore shunned into being a minority by a majority, not belonging to a particular group of people; in Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ for the creature’s case this would be the whole of society as he is seen as the “ultimate outsider” and he is subject to many of society’s demons. For instance, prejudice. This is one of the most significant reasons for most of the outsiders within Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ and Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’. The creature is rejected from society starting from his creation because of how different he looks to the rest; Shelley uses “abhorred” to describe the creature and throughout the novel this reinforces the fact of how despised he is by others.
In countries like Middle Eastern, where most women wear the hijab, do not have an option to choose whether they want it or not. This is because, wearing the hijab is required by law. This is proven by the fact that “the hijab has come to symbolize either forced silence or radical, unconscionable militancy”. This shows that women have no voice as they can’t even give their opinion since it is the law. Due to the fear of punishment that will be carried out if they break the law, these women are wearing the hijab involuntarily.
The oppression of individuals transcends throughout many historical eras. Many instances occur because of the misuse of power, which compromises an individual’s integrity. It is the wishful thinking of society that individuals are educated about oppression to avoid more of these incidents, yet many countries still face racial and cultural barriers. In the essay “The Metropolis and Mental Life”, Georg Simmel states, “the deepest problems of modern life flow from the attempt of the individual to maintain the independence and individuality of his existence against the sovereign powers of society, against the weight of the historical heritage and the external culture and technique of life.” (Simmel, The Metropolis and Mental Life p. 316). Simmel’s ideology portrays culture’s ability to oppress individuals due to the effects of social norms and the abuse of power.
It is clear he despises him and askes, “I may speak my heart I think.” Procter is critical of Parris and for this reason he stays away from the church as well as fails to have one of his sons baptized. He tells hale, “I see no light of god in that man. I will not conceal it.” Procter realizes from the beginning that the girls are pretending about the witchcraft and decides to isolate himself from the village. Procter decides to remove himself from the rest of
Sexuality in Lebanon Despite the fact that Lebanon is considered a leader in civil society development and activism in the Arab region, women in Lebanon are not completely free to exercise their sexual freedom although the situation in the region is a lot worse. Women in the Arab world lack simple human rights standards and they suffer cases of honor crimes, female genital mutilation and other humiliating issues. The deeper one investigates these issues, the more we find that human rights are greatly violated due to the lack of gender equality. Women's choices are quite limited because the male dominance affects every aspect day to day life. Pressure mounts up due to society basic requirements and expectations.
News outlets, as expected, play a large role in how terms are viewed by the majority of people. Various Western outlets portray veiled women from other countries as oppressed and present the being covered in a negative light. They portray it as if the headscarf is the only thing that stops these women from progressing. The issue of poverty, lack of education and lack of resources is ignored and if a woman is suffering in a Muslim country, it is only because she is covered. Despite the fact if she is doing it willingly.
A victim is one who does not take a stand for him or herself, and is forced into doing things. Hester Prynne is presented as a victim of society rather than a rebel because she was shunned out of society while having the scarlet letter on her bosom, was forced to adapt to society’s ways, and could not be with her true love, Dimmesdale. The first instance in which Hester Prynne was presented as a victim was when she was isolated by society while having the scarlet letter on her bosom. Before her public humiliation, people were already talking about how bad of a person Hester Prynne was. They said things such as, “This woman has brought shame upon us all, and ought to die” (36) and “At the very least, they should have put the brand of a hot iron on Hester Prynne’s forehead” (36).